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EU–Singapore Free Trade Agreement – A Joint DABS & Embassy Event

  • Royal Palm Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, Level 4 Singapore 059817 Singapore (map)

A sounding yes in the European Parliament in February 2019 settles the landmark free trade agreement between the EU and Singapore.
The agreement will gradually eliminate nearly all tariffs on goods over the next five years. The agreement will also make it easier for companies from EU countries to sell services in Singapore.
Aside from lowering the cost of doing business and opening new opportunities for businesses on both sides, the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) will also allow EU firms to compete for public procurement contracts in Singapore.
But how exactly does the agreement offer better market access for Danish exporters already active in the Singapore market, and what’s in it for businesses with eyes on Singapore? Join us and get to know the deal

Why should I take part in the event?

Get an overview of the most important business-critical elements in the agreement. Under which conditions the EUSFTA may boost Danish exports to and investments in Singapore. 

Learn about concrete examples of customs savings, what paper work do you need to do, new rules and benefits. 

Understand how to engage with the Danish Trade Council and the powerful EU system to change or remove public regulations in export markets that make up a barrier for your business. 

Get the opportunity to engage with experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. 


08:00 – Registration opens
08:30 – Welcome by the Danish Ambassador to Singapore
08:40 – Briefing 

  • EUSFTA: What’s in it for Danish companies? 

  • Using free trade agreements among ASEAN countries and China to minimise customs duty payments. 

  • Using the Embassy and the EU system to handle market barriers in Singapore and other Asian markets. 

10:10-10:25 – Coffee break
Participants can choose one of the following two sessions:
10.25-11.45 – Workshop on trade in goods: How to minimise your customs duty payments using the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
10:25-11.45 – Workshop on trade in services (focus on shipping and financial services): What are the benefits of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement?
11:45-13:00 – Lunch buffet & networking. 

Meet the experts 

we have analysed the content of the new EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. To provide an overview for Danish businesses, Søren Rinder and Humera Arshad from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs will join us to share their insights on the benefits of the trade agreement for Danish companies exporting to and importing from Singapore


Both Søren and Humera have several years of experience giving concrete guidance to Danish companies. Their guidance focuses on how Danish companies benefit from the trade agreements that the EU has concluded with almost 70 markets outside the Union.
Find more info about their services in relation to free trade agreements here. In relation to customs and trade barriers here.

Book a 1:1 meeting with the experts after lunch
Elaborate, clarify and go in-depth. The 1:1 meetings offer an opportunity to better understand free trade agreements across the Asia-Pacific region and discuss how you can benefit from EU’s trade agreements at large. On basis of the individual conversations, Humera and Søren will tailor their guidance according to your specific sector and profile while pinpointing specific opportunities for saving customs duties in Singapore and a number of export markets.


Kindly register by Thursday, 16 May 2019 via the form below.

SGD 25
 per ticket.
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